The founder of Calm Waters, Nancy Lishack, M.Ed., completed her training at both the Barbara Brennan School of Healing and Alice Domar Center for Mind/Body Health. Nancy is the only healer in Western Pennsylvania to study with both Dr. Brennan, a world-renowned healer, teacher and former NASA physicist, and Dr. Domar, one of the country’s top women’s health experts and creator of an innovative mind/body program for fertility care. Calm Waters offers a comprehensive integrative approach that helps clients achieve wholeness and move forward in their life’s journey.
People dealing with fertility issues know that stress is their constant companion.
Dr. Alice Domar, Executive Director of the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health, Director of Integrative Care at Boston IVF, and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, has conducted numerous research studies looking at the relationship between stress and fertility. According to Dr. Domar, “infertile women report equivalent levels of anxiety and depression as (do) women with cancer, HIV status, or heart disease.” Learning to control this anxiety and stress is essential.
The Mind/Body Fertility Program at Calm Waters is modeled after Dr. Domar’s program in Boston.
Learning how to cope with the emotional aspects of fertility issues not only improve a couple’s quality of life, studies suggest it can also result in a higher pregnancy rate. We offer a ten-week Mind/Body Fertility Program that teaches how to:
Enrollment is currently taking place for our upcoming Mind-Body Fertility Programs. To learn more click here
Nancy Lishack is dedicated to helping her clients reach optimal health. How can stress impact a woman’s chance of becoming pregnant? Can the human energy field be used to help those recovering from surgery? These and other questions inspired her to learn from some of the top practitioners in the field. She has studied under Dr. Alice Domar, a pioneer in the application of mind/body medicine, who is the Director of Integrative Care at Boston IVF. In 2009, Nancy graduated from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing in Miami, FL where she studied the fundamentals of the human energy field and its relationship to illness and health and to psychological and spiritual development. In addition, Nancy has graduated from a four-year mind-body training program, PsychoEnergtics, where she learned to facilitate and support a meaningful transformational journey for clients using mindfulness, breath work and body-oriented techniques. For more than three decades, Nancy has taught at the high school and college levels all while continually seeking to educate herself on ways to assist others on their path towards vibrant health and contentment. Nancy has provided support to a range of clients, from those undergoing hip and knee surgery to others receiving treatment for cancer, depression and many other conditions. Since many of her clients are dealing with fertility issues, Nancy feels passionate about the powerful support RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association provides to men and women and is proud to be a professional member.
Michael is a licensed clinical psychologist with MGM Psychological Associates. He has been devoted to a full-time private practice, providing intensive individual and group psychotherapy for more than 20 years. He originally honed his psychotherapy skills through four years of training at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, with an emphasis on both working with individuals and working with body processes. He has been in ongoing training and supervision for many years, through which he has incorporated approaches from Gestalt, Radix, Object-Relations, BioEnergetics, Developmental Character Styles, body-oriented psychotherapies, Jungian archetypes, energy healing and a deep immersion in the mythological teachings of Joseph Campbell.
Diane Feliciani has practiced yoga for 15 years. She became a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200 hours) in 2009. In addition, she became certified in Yoga Education in 2011 in order to be able to offer a structured curriculum to the adolescents that she works with as a school counselor. She has also attended yoga-training workshops with Max Strom and Susi Aldous. Diane has taught Stress Reduction Through Mindfulness seminars to teachers as well as business professionals including Nationwide Insurance and K&L Gates. Women’s workshops have included Celebrating Women’s Wisdom, Labyrinth Walks and Journey to the Heart retreat. Moving mindfully and practicing breath-work is the core of her current yoga practice.
Energy medicine has been around for thousands of years. Every culture across the globe at one time utilized energy healing to balance the vital energy flowing within a person’s own body. Western medicine plays a powerful role in today’s world; however, the energy healing from ancient times is still relevant. As a Brennan Healing Science practitioner, Nancy Lishack helps clients create optimal health in body, mind, and spirit. Brennan Healing Science looks at a person more deeply than just physical symptoms. It’s been called an enlightening system of healing that combines hands-on healing techniques with spiritual and psychological processes touching every aspect of your life. This specialized healthcare modality is intended to be integrated with your other healing work, such as traditional medicine or psychotherapy.
The first session starts with an interview, to learn the health history and major life stressors that could influence the client’s state of well being. This session usually runs 90 minutes. For all other sessions, which usually run 60 minutes, the client gets into a comfortable position lying on the healing table and a variety of techniques are used to repair the body’s Human Energy-Consciousness System. These techniques are deep, refined, subtle, and powerful. The specific techniques used vary to fit the client’s personal needs. The Brennan Healing Science work helps to clear and charge the human energy field, to remove energetic blocks that may lead to disease and to enhance the body’s natural healing capability. It’s recommended that you drink a lot of water, get plenty of rest, refrain from using alcoholic beverages and from doing strenuous activity for at least 24 hours after a session. Each one-hour session can take place either in Nancy’s office or over the phone. Call to schedule your first appointment at 412-657-3568.